Refurb uMBP.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Draythor, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Draythor macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    Hey all,

    I'm planning on buying a refurbished uMBP 2.26Ghz from the US store while I'm on my holiday there. I will also be buying iWork over Office.
    However I'm NOT buying Apple care...Until my first year is nearly up.
    If I buy AppleCare in the Uk within my first year of purchase will I be covered even though it's an US laptop?

    Advice is appreciated and welcomed.

    Will
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    AppleCare is worldwide, no matter where you buy it.
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I have never seen any rejection based on where the unit was purchased.

    Also, you might check out OpenOffice. It's free.
     
  5. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    Thanks guys. Much appreciated.
    Anyone have experience of refurb models?
    Are they bashed about at all?
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I would buy refurb any day over a new model (obviously if both fit my requirements). You get the same Apple warranty for less money.
     
  7. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I understand the value of a refurb. However, what I'm trying to get at is, how cosmetically damaged is it likely to be?
     
  8. Benchmob31 macrumors member

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    I purchased a Refurbished Mac Mini in January. It came to me looking brand new. The only issue i had was with the sound card going out. I took it to my local Apple store and they replaced no problem. I would buy refurbished always. I plan on buying a 15" uMBP any day now when the one i want comes avaliable. :apple:
     
  9. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Cosmetically it should be pristine. Apple will swap out damaged case parts before selling the unit as refurbished.
     
  10. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    Wonderful.
    It may well sound daft. But, as a poor Uni student. (I actually earn my money that pays for everything but the tuition fee) Getting my first Mac is a major thing for me. Getting it completly revamped is all the better.
    Thanks all :)
     

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